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Britain looks to widen renewables support scheme


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Britain plans to widen its flagship renewable energy support scheme to encourage investment in the sector, the government said on Monday as it opened a consultation on the proposed changes.
The Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme is the government's mechanism for supporting new British low-carbon electricity generation projects, such as offshore wind and solar projects.
Under CfD, generators are guaranteed a fixed, pre-agreed price for the electricity they provide over the term of the contract and sell their low-carbon energy into the market.
The scheme to-date has supported 26.1 gigawatts (GW) of low carbon projects, but the government said changes were needed "in face of the deployment challenges currently faced by the renewable energy industry".
A potential reform of the scheme could see applicants also being rewarded for "non-price" factors, such as supply chain sustainability or addressing skills gaps and innovation, the department for business, energy and industrial strategy said in a statement.
This could help drive investment in the sector, expand the economy and boost Britain's energy security, it added.
"Factors such as inflation, commodity price increases, and pressure from international competition mean that the UK will have to continue working hard to pull in the investment required to reach our Net Zero and energy security goals," Adam Berman, deputy director for advocacy at Energy UK, an energy industry trade association, was quoted as saying in the government's statement.
The government has set targets for big increases in wind power generation, for instance, as it seeks to meet a goal of net zero emissions by 2050 and become more independent of imported energy after supply disruption caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Last month Britain set out more plans to boost energy security and tackle emissions, but critics said a lack of new investment and incentives meant it failed to provide any new boost for the country's green energy sector.


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  • Mc Kaka

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    Amaizing!

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    • Daniel Waweru

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      This is amazing, great steps here

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      • Jane Wangui

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        @daniel_waweru_656 If only all organisations can make a positive impact.

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        • rosebellendiritu

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          @jane_wangui we can really achieve more

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        • Johannes Luiga

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          Great step

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          • Munene Mugambi

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            About time Britain made a good move for the environment

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            • Joseph Githinji

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              Having a plan as good as this will help in reducing emissions and reducing carbon footprint.

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              • Elizabeth Gathigia

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                @joseph_githinji I agree

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                • Jane Wangui

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                  @joseph_githinji if we implement all the great ideas that have been laid out in the past,We are destined for a better future.

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                  • Elizabeth Gathigia

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                    @jane_wangui Absolutely

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